CHICAGO, Ill. – Three-time All-American and former Texas A&M softball pitcher Mel Dumezich made her professional debut with the Chicago Bandits on Thursday night, tossing a complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Akron Racers.
Dumezich (Whiting, Ind.) was the 15th-overall pick to the Bandits in the 2013 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Draft, and recently completed a historical career in the circle for the Aggies.
The right-handed ace threw seven innings in her first pro start, striking out seven hitters and giving up just four hits on the way to her first-ever win as a Bandit. Chicago is now 2-0 on the season after defeating the Racers in the season opener on Wednesday. The teams will play again Friday and Saturday night at 7:35 p.m. CT.
“It’s an honor to be out here with all these great athletes,” Dumezich said. “Hopefully I’ll bring a different look to the Bandits this season and help the team win another championship.”
Dumezich is expected to return to College Station after the NPF season to finish her degree and help the Aggies as a student assistant coach. To learn more about Texas A&M softball, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoftball on Twitter.